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  • Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard

    Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard
    According to Manchester Community College, where I am pursuing an associate's degree, I am a "nontraditional" student. This means I am older than 25 and have returned to higher education, after decades of other experiences, to retrain for a new career....
  • Harper College board approves 2.8 percent tuition increase

    The Harper College Board of Trustees approved a 2.8 percent tuition increase on Feb. 25. The increase goes into effect this summer. The tuition increase follows a board policy adopted in 2012 to approve small annual increases to cover costs while...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Picking the best college, financially speaking

    Your high school senior has filled out the college applications, navigated through the standardized tests, submitted the strenuous student loan paperwork, and even squeezed in a couple of campus visits. Now it's crunch time as the acceptance letters...
  • Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program

    Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program
    HARTFORD — Presidents and administrators at 16 private colleges in Connecticut are lobbying against the elimination of state scholarships for their students as proposed under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget. Malloy wants to cut $12.2...
  • After homelessness, a single mother works to build a secure future

     After homelessness, a single mother works to build a secure future
    Six months ago, Sandra Martinez was homeless. Now, she lives in an apartment, works two jobs and wants to map out a solid financial future for herself and her three young sons. "I don't want my children to make the same mistakes I made," Martinez said....
  • College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'

    College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'
    When it comes to sex, there's a world of difference between "no means no" and "yes means yes," students and college officials told legislators last week. Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever...
  • New scholarship gives Triton students cash for Dominican

    New scholarship gives Triton students cash for Dominican
    Triton College students hoping to continue their education at Dominican University can soon take advantage of a new scholarship opportunity. The Patricia Granados Endowed Scholarship will award $2,000 per year to one academically talented Triton College...
  • Applications for arts scholarships being accepted

    Festival of Arts is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who reside in Laguna Beach or attend Laguna Beach High School. The scholarships are awarded to students who excel in film, performing arts, visual arts or writing....
  • Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid

    Don't Deny Immigrant Students College Aid
    Here's a depressing truism: Of the scores of thousands of undocumented immigrant students who graduate from American high schools annually, only a tiny percentage continue on to a higher education institution. That's a huge waste of talent potential....
  • Universities press Congress for fewer rules

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules
    Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools...